27 years

27 years ago I made a decision to be what at the time I was pretty sure was your life-mate, even though we were just starting to date!  March 25, 1984 we went out as “friends,” but felt it, both of us, that evening, the fact that we were falling in love.  I was actually dating someone else; you were not.  I had dated someone else for about 5 months, and he was nice and very kind and generous, but there was something about you that drew me, like a spiritual connection.

We dated for 2 years, 2 months or so before we got engaged, and then we got married, one week after I got my associate’s degree, June of 1987.  Never did we know what all these years would hold.  What a wild ride we have had!  Still you are there, the father of our three children.

I love you, and I pray for you as you have hopefully your last surgery for your recent troubles, next week, and pray that God will sustain you and give us many more years together.




25 years ago


25 years ago today Rog and I went out for the “last time as just friends.” We had breakfast or lunch with my mom, and went to a Petra concert (I think that’s who it was?) We had been best friends for 4 months since meeting in our band in December, but I was actually dating someone else!

We had gone out as friends with the gang from college and a few times by ourselves. However, the attraction was growing!! The evening of March 25th we realized that I had a decision to make, as Rog said for the first time the words “I love you” to me.

On March 26, 1984, I made the decision to break up with the first guy (a great guy, and he’s happily married, to my knowledge to this day!) and I have been with Rog ever since.

25 years (and many pounds!) later, here we still are!

Love you, Rog!



autism, transcription

fences, and anniversaries ;)

My daycare assistance meeting is Tuesday. They tentatively approved me even though at first the lady scared me saying “oh, we don’t cover people who work at HOME.” Then I explained, you don’t understand – I have special needs children who RIP my headphones off my head and don’t permit me to work – I need to have some part-time child care set up in order to work. And I lost two jobs due to having to call in all the time with them being sick – I have to work at home for the flexibility of working around my children’s therapy and any sick time. Then she checked with her supervisor and called back and said her supervisor approved it. I still have to be approved financially though.

Today is our anniversary.

We’re going to an autism seminar ALL day Friday. I’m really looking forward to getting away without the kids for a while. They start camp Monday, also, a NICE 5-WEEK BREAK!